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Norway and Its Fjords (Paperback) Loot Price: R460 Discovery Miles 4 600
Norway and Its Fjords (Paperback): unknownauthor, M. A. Wyllie
Norway and Its Fjords (Paperback): unknownauthor, M. A. Wyllie

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Norway and Its Fjords (Paperback)

unknownauthor, M. A. Wyllie; Created by General Books

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XI TRONDHJEM AND ITS KINGS TRONDHJEM is the strength and heart of the country, and the cradle of the kingdom of Norway. Here, on Bratoren, the Norwegian kings were elected and crowned so far back as the hero of my favourite saga, Olaf Tryggvason, who met his death at the battle of Svold in 995. Here he had built himself a palace and a church, which he dedicated to St. Clement, and on the same site rose Trondhjem Cathedral. As soon as the Norman Romanesque architecture in the middle of the eleventh century had assumed permanent forms in Northern France and England, it appears at a corresponding stage in Norway. The stone churches erected in Trondhjem by the kings Harald Haardrada and Olaf Kyrre, each in turn sheltered the shrine of St. Olaf, and appear especially to have belonged to this first Norman group. This close association with England and Norman France is evident in all their mediaeval architecture, and the late Norman style represented in Trondhjem and the Trondhjem district is without doubt the richest. Here, at the establishment of the archbishopric in 1152, stood Olaf the PeacefuFs Christ Church. Eystein was the archbishop, who was especially active in its alteration, to suit the requirements of a metropolitan church. In 1180, for political reasons, he was obliged to flee to 192 TRONDHJEM CATHEDRAL England. Just as it so happened, the choir of Canterbury Cathedral was being rebuilt by William of Sens and William the Englishman, with the pointed arch, and an exceedingly beautiful expression of form, which was the introduction of the Early English style. The horse-shoe forming the east end of St. Thomas.s corona in Canterbury Cathedral is probably the model from which the octagon in Trondhjem was taken. With fresh impressions from England...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: unknownauthor • M. A. Wyllie
Creators: General Books
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 90
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-04648-3
Barcode: 9781150046483
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-04648-1

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